Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December Block of the Month

We are making Polaroid blocks for this month's block lotto. You may have seen these online during previous polaroid block swaps that pop up occasionally. I have even heard that a few of you may already have a stash of these and are hoping to add to that collection.  These blocks are easy to whip up and are quite addicting to make.

There are various tutorials out there. I used these instructions from the Polaroid Swap as a general tutorial; this tutorial explains how to chain piece when making multiple blocks.

Basically, you will:

  • cut a 2.5" square for the center "picture"
  • sew 1" wide white strips to both sides.
  • sew a 1" wide white strip to the top.
  • sew a 1.5" wide white strip to the bottom.
  • trim to 3" by 3.5"

If you want to make the block more challenging or consider it as another skill builder block, then you can concentrate on perfecting the perfect 2.5" fussy cut for the center. (I just threw that in there to keep with our skill building theme....haha!)

I hope you enjoy raiding your stash for fun prints to use for the center. That's half the fun! Remember, the more blocks you make, the better your chances for winning them all! Bring them to Wednesday's (January 2nd) meeting for the drawing.


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